Different Levels (standards) of dancers require different tempos to be played for the dancers and pipers for dancing must aim to produce a steady musical accompaniment to the dance.
Generally speaking, the older the dancer the stronger is the dancer. Thus, the higher category of dancers has the stronger dancers. Such being the case, dancers in the lower category sections dance to a slightly faster tempo than that of the higher category dancer.
Primary: Beginners aged 4, 5 & 6 years
Beginners: No explanation needed and applies to any agee
Novice: A beginner, irrespective of age, when placed at 6
different competitions, is elevated to the Novice
Intermediate: The level a dancer is at for one full year prior to going
into the Premier Category. Could be any age over 7
Premier: These are the professional dancers, the highest
competitive category. Ages range from under 8 years to
18 years and over